Algeria ARPT changed name and becomes ARPCE. The “T” in the old name stood for Telecommunication and becomes “CE” for Electonic Communications which means a broader scope. The new name comes with change in governance style. the new telecom act gazetted recently gives more administrative power to the General Manager which used to be concentrated in the hands of the Board members. Will that mean that approvals will be granted by the new General Manager? we hope so, as this will save at least 3 weeks on current leadtime. Coming weeks will tell us more as we are still waiting for new texts that put the new law into practice.